• Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Male
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Dr. Rony R. Sayegh joined the University Hospitals Eye Institute in 2013 as an assistant professor in Cornea & Refractive Surgery. He currently sees patients both at University Hospitals Eye Institute’s main facility as well as the Westlake satellite location. He is currently appointed as the ophthalmologist of the Cleveland Browns.

Dr. Sayegh was born in Miami, Florida. He was raised in Lebanon after his family relocated, and received his medical degree at the American University of Beirut. After graduating he joined the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston for a research fellowship. He did his internship at the Johns Hopkins University affiliated Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, MD). Dr. Sayegh completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore where he also served as co-chief resident. He then rejoined the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary for a two-year fellowship in Cornea & Refractive Surgery.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sayegh does both general eye examination and cares for a wide variety of corneal diseases, including dry eye syndrome, various corneal infections, autoimmune conditions and dystrophies such as Fuchs disease and keratoconus. He also performs cataract surgery and the various anterior segment surgeries including regular full-thickness and partial thickness corneal transplantation (such as DSEK and DMEK), and refractive surgery. He also performs transplantation of the Boston keratoprosthesis or artificial cornea to restore vision in eyes that cannot be helped with a regular corneal transplant.

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology

Education & Training

Medical / Professional School(s)

2005, American University of Beirut


2007, Internal Medicine - Sinai Hospital of Baltimore


2010, Ophthalmology - University of Maryland Medical Center


2013, Cornea and External Disease, Refractive - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
2013, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Fellowship

2006, Cornea and External Disease, Refractive - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
2006, Cornea and External Disease, Refractive - Schepens Eye Research Institute
2007, Cornea and External Disease, Refractive - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary


Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Corneal and External Diseases

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Westlake Health Center
950 Clague Rd
UH Eye Institute, Bldg B, Ste 102
Westlake, OH 44145
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UH Landerbrook Health Center
5850 Landerbrook Dr
UH Eye Institute, Ste 306
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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UH Ahuja Medical Center
3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Research Interests

Combining a long-standing passion for physics, optics, and computers with his ophthalmologic training, Dr. Sayegh works closely with the Case Western Reserve University which houses one of the top ranked biomedical engineering departments in the nation and state of the art facilities.

Dr. Sayegh has published extensively on the optics of the artificial cornea (Boston keratoprosthesis). This knowledge in optics has helped improve the vision of patients after surgery, and found new ways to image the eye resulting in earlier detection of potential complications. He has also published on the outcomes of refractive surgery, as well as on ocular trauma, and management of anterior basement membrane dystrophy.

Currently, Dr. Sayegh is working on novel corneal imaging modalities, dry eye and keratoneuralgia management, and continues to work on improving the outcomes of the Boston keratoprosthesis.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.6 out of 5
120 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Patient Comments

Reviewed on 7/14/2017
A good experience.

Reviewed on 6/14/2017
I'm very satisfied in this experience.

Reviewed on 5/5/2017
Excellent physician, both professionally & personally.

Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Rony Sayegh, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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